Honorary Degree

An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honour") or ad honorem ("to the honour"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation, and the passing of comprehensive examinations. The degree is typically a doctorate or, less commonly, a master's degree, and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution or no previous postsecondary education. An example of identifying a recipient of this award is as follows: Doctorate in Business Administration (Hon. Causa). The degree is often conferred as a way of honouring a distinguished visitor's contributions to a specific field or to society in general.

Links to Peel

Peel received many honorary degrees, including the following:

MA (Master of Arts)
  • University of East Anglia (1989) [1]
  • Anglia Polytechnic University[1] (1999) [2]
  • Sheffield Hallam University (1999) [3]
Honorary Degrees
  • University of Liverpool (2000) [4]
  • Open University (2001) [5]
  • University of Portsmouth (2001) [6]
  • University of Bradford (2001) [7]
  • Liverpool John Moores University (unknown year)

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  1. Anglia Polytechnic University was a UK government recognised body that gave awards between 1992 and 2005. Its qualifications are verified by Anglia Ruskin University.
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